This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.
We try to have news here that is not only important to help you with your website as well as new from the #wpdrama scene and more to share.
Some of the news here will be of interesting links to not only articles but training materials and other sources I can find online that will help you create a better WordPress website.
This week we have the following news for you.
How to Write Winning Case Studies That Will Score You More WordPress Work
If you haven’t added any case studies to your portfolio yet, start now. Here’s a simple five-step guide to help you write a case study in no time.
The first step to developing a case study is picking a candidate. If you offer just one service, select any interesting project and go to step #2.
But if you offer multiple services, before choosing the client it’s a good idea to pick the services you want more clients for. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org
8 Social WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog
Do you want to make your WordPress blog more social media-friendly?
Looking for easy-to-use solutions?
In this article, you’ll discover eight plugins to socialize your WordPress blog.
Sharing new blog posts on social media is pretty much mandatory at this point. You want as much content exposure as possible, but posting from your blog to your social channels takes time. Read original article here…. socialmediaexaminer.com
Hacking 27% of the Web via WordPress Auto-Update
The vulnerability we describe below may have allowed an attacker to use the WordPress auto-update function, which is turned on by default, to deploy malware to up to 27% of the Web at once.
The server api.wordpress.org (or servers) has an important role in the WordPress ecosystem: it releases automatic updates for WordPress websites. Every WordPress installation makes a request to this server about once an hour to check for plugin, theme, or WordPress core updates. The response from this server contains information about any newer versions that may be available, including if the plugin, theme or core needs to be updated automatically. It also includes a URL to download and install the updated software. Read original article here…. wordfence.com
The WordPress Loop Explained
The WordPress loop is big. It’s huge. It’s critical. Without it, your WordPress site won’t work.
By this, I don’t mean that it’s large. In fact, it should be as lean, tight and quick as possible. But it’s a major part of what makes WordPress, well, WordPress. Without it you can’t query the database and display your content, whether that’s your blog archive, your “About” page or your latest post.
Nothing works without the WordPress Loop.
So, now we’ve established how important the loop is, you might be wondering just what it is if you haven’t come across it before. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org
This is a lesson in why you need to control your data and always have local backup copies of stuff.
Upvato Backup Service Terminated by Storage Provider, Files May Not be Recoverable
Upvato, the service that specializes in backing up Envato Market files, has shut down without warning. Freddy Lundekvam, a full time programmer and frequent user of Envato products, created the service after losing 10 files to Envato’s policy of reserving the right to take down and remove any file at its or the author’s sole discretion. Losing files is a common frustration among Envato users, as the company cannot guarantee the ongoing availability of products due to situations like copyright complaints and technical issues.
Upvato made it easy for users to automatically backup their purchases, cataloguing them with screenshots, descriptions, titles, and author information. The service offered unlimited backups and Lundekvam encouraged users to connect their Envato accounts to keep their files safe. A few weeks ago, Upvato users started to suspect that the service was shutting down. Read original article here…. wptavern.com
WordPress 4.7 is on its way check the beta and see whats new.
WordPress 4.7 Beta Updates: all you need to know
WordPress just published the third Beta version of its upcoming 4.7 model. The new WordPress will have a variety of new features, and the Beta 3 release introduces some fixes on previous issues. WordPress 4.7 is scheduled for launch on December 6.
The popular blogging platform and content management system will have its last major update of the year with the release of 4.7. Over 60 million websites built on WordPress will receive the much-awaited update in just a couple of weeks.
In total, the new WordPress will introduce over 500 new components to the complex structure of its websites. Beta 3 is the latest version to come out, but it may not be the last before the early December launch. Read original article here…. theusbport.com
Want to save some money on themes and plugins this service helps you find out when the developer drops their prices.
Set Price Alert to Get Notified When Premium WP Themes Price Drops
Internet is full of Premium WordPress Themes with hundreds of Themes Clubs and Thousands of Authors. Theme Clubs offer special discount like Black Friday Deals, Anniversary Deals, Thanksgiving Offers etc. and reduce the price to 50% or even more. If you have not subscribed to the theme club, you may miss such offers and even it is not possible to subscribe such offers from all theme clubs. What if a service can alert you when the price drops. PurposeThemes offers you “Set Price Alert” feature to set a price that you like to purchase a particular theme for, and when the theme’s price drops, PurposeThemes will send you an email.
These are few scenarios when Theme Clubs reduce the price of premium WordPress Themes.
On every theme page indexed on PurposeThemes, there is an option “Set Price Alert”
Now you have set the alert for PointPro WordPress Theme saying that notify me when the price comes down to $30. Read original article here…. purposethemes.com
Well that’s a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.